Footprints in the snow

Posted on January 4, 2012

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Last week, the burglars left a trail of electrical cords right to their apartment complex. Last night, the suspect left footprints in the snow that led police to his home. That’s rather considerate of them, isn’t it?

Snow lead police to Marion burglary suspect

Marion Star staff report

MARION –- Snowy footprints foiled a burglar’s getaway attempt overnight.

Lt. Michael Radcliff of the Marion City Police Department said that when police arrived in the 100 block of Kenmore Avenue at shortly after 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, they found evidence of forced entry to a home. And found footprints in the snow.

Police were able to track the footprints to a residence in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue. After being given permission to search the premises, police found property taken from the Kenmore Avenue home and a pair of shoes that matched the footprints in the snow.

David P. Cooper, 19, of Galion, was arrested on charges of burglary, tampering with evidence and an unrelated warrant. He was taken to the Multi-County Correctional Center.

Police believe others were involved and more charges may be filed.

Citizens with information about this or any other crime are asked to call 740-387-2525. Residents can also report tips anonymously at 740-375-TIPS (8477).

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